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economy from the middle out rather than from the top down. look, i know vice president biden. i know he's looking forward to having a spirited exchange about ideas. i simply hope this, i hope what paul ryan does is something fundamentally different than what mitt romney does, and that is i hope he comes with just a modicum of truth and willing to defend their policies rather than to admit somehow they don't exist. >> and, finally, will we see a different game from president obama in the next debate? >> well, again, i think now that barack obama has had the opportunity to meet both mitt romneys, i don't doubt that he'll make some adjustments. i know he's looking forward to the next debate. >> robert gibbs, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> george, thanks for having me. >> let's hear from the romney campaign. ed gillespie joining us this important. ed, thanks for getting up this morning. you heard robert right there, masterful, theatrical, fundamentally dishonest. i guess his basic point now about governor romney on his tax plan is either that he's not telling the truth abou
. on the economy, biden unloaded, attacking mitt romney where president obama had not, on that video tape where romney called 47% of the american people victims who won't take responsibility for their lives. >> these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with. my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays on his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan got personal. >> joe and i are from similar towns. he's from pennsylvania, i'm from wisconsin. you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> i sure do. >> it's 10%. >> yeah. >> you know what it was the day you guys came in? 8.5%. that's how it's going all around america. >> reporter: for a vice presidential debate, the stakes were high tonight. after mitt romney's big win in denver and president obama's no-show performance there, biden needed to stop the bleeding. ryan was going for the jugular, seeking to build the momentum republicans are feeling. >> the next time you hear them say, don't worry about it, we'll get a few wealthy people to pay their fair share, watch out, middle class. the tax bill is c
standards that are fueling part of the jump. >> and there are new signs the economy is improving. unemployment fell to its lower level since 2008. this is the first time it's been under the 8% mark in four years so there is a significant event. mitt romney says the drop isn't good enough. >> reason its come down is more people just stopped looking for work. >> this news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to store points. it's a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> this romney campaign feeling energized but the jobs report may squash some of the phone shall momentum. stocks rally early and there is a mixed closing dow closed at 13610. >> new unsealed legal documents reveal details in the case of a san jose teacher accused of child molestation. that indicates the principal knew the lurid detail buzz failed to report the teacher. >> there is almost since she was initially charged in this case attorneys have been trying to keep notes sealed and there is a three pages. the principal wrote almost a year ago. >> this teacher is facing felony charges,
. >> big bird, big bird its me, big bird. >> big, yellow. a menace to our economy. and milt romney knows it's not wall street have you to worry about. it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> zp this sesame me street folks say they don't endorse candidates for participate in political campaigns. obama campaign says it's taking their request under advisement. >> a's going up against tigers tonight and trying to keep playoff hopes alive. there is they they are down. >> you would think they are up, not down. everybody thinks they're going to pull off a sweep and move on to the next round and if there is anyone that can do it, it's the a's. and there is where they swept owe get into playoffs. these guys are going to have fun. >> this is what it's all about. you play 162 games per year to get into this position. and there is to be in playoffs it's been everything i thought it would be. this is a blast its been fun. right? >> fun making it post season. but that is behind us now. and this is about getting to it. winning the world series. >> if you can win it's here. >> we do
, these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. >> reporter: the labor department called the allegations ludicrous. we went directly to the place where it's all done. this vast government building, a couple of miles from the white house, houses the labor department's bureau of labor statistics. the bls has been tabulating the monthly unemployment rate for more than 70 years. it's all based on a survey conducted in person and over the phone of 60,000 households every month. and here is where the numbers get crunched. amid a sea of high-walled cubicles, inside of each one, an economist sworn to secrecy and working on a specific aspect of that employment survey. tom nardone is in charge here. he's worked at bls since before ronald reagan was president. he introduced us to the economist who actually wrote this morning's unemployment rate announcement. how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? i mean, you can't call me up and tell me what the number is going to be? >> no, i can't tell anyone. it's a complete -- a complete secret. >> reporter:
to turn, now, to the economy and the race for the white house. the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% in september, bringing it below 8% for the first time in more than 3 1/2 years. as for jobs, 114,000 were created last month. while the numbers from july and august were revised higher by 86,000. so, with just 31 days to go before the election, what impact will this have on the race? it's "your voice, your vote." and our david kerley is in orlando, florida, with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. mitt romney is here in florida. this battleground state. and he comes to florida without one of his most potent weapons because that jobs reporter raced the claim that the unemployment rate has been above 8% for nearly four years. that change completely altered the political landscape and narrative of the last week. in virginia, there was no public high-fiving. but the jobs numbers were cheered by supporters of the president. >> the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: also in virginia, mitt romney's post-debate
the president's debate performance to the improving economy. more on that with mark matthews. >> good morning. >> in san francisco, one sign of an improving economy, shoppers lined up around the block for the opening of the clothing store. >> i feel like we have picked up in the economy. but i don't know. i don't know for the rest of the country. >> the labor department statistics show the rest of the country is also improving 114,000 new jobs added in september. the revised numbers for july and august show 86,000 more jobs than originally reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. >> romney supporters are now questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't bet my mortgage on the numbers being correct. >> but the fact the president's approval rating has been climbing, suggests that people feel more hopeful. >> the more cranes you see around town, it's a sign the economy is boosting. >> it's going to get better. it's stabilizing. >> he's been selling flowers at union square for 66 years. he's not a supporter o
-- >> let me tell you what the ayatollahs see. they see their economy being crippled. the ayatollah sees there are 50% fewer exports of oil. they see the currency going into then thatting. he sees the economy going in a free fall and he sees the world for the first time totally united in opposition to him getting a nuclear weapon. now, with regard to netanyahu, he's been my friend for 39 years. he's met with the president a dozen times. he's spoken to him as much as he's spoken to anybody. the idea that we're not -- i was -- just before he went to the u.n., i was in a conference call with the president, with him talking to bebe for well over an hour. in stark relief and detail of what was going on. this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean? >> well, it means it is simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> we call it mularkey. last thing, the secretary of defense has made it absolutely clear, didn't walk anything back. we will not allow the iranians to get a nuclear weapon. what bebe held up there was, when they get to the point where they can enrich uranium eno
of oakland. we think it's an economy issue also. >> they say they have 52,000 followers on their facebook page. a's manager said they have no plans to remove the tarps for the division playoffs. >> the mayors of cincinnati and san francisco have placed a friendly wager on the game tonight. edwards lee and mark mallory from cincinnati will bet, benefiting the youth sports programs. larry beil brings us up-to-date with the morning sports report. >> good morning. here's the problem with the one-game playoff. you play 162 games to get one chance. and an umpire blows a call that kills you. it happened in the braves-cardinals game last night. in atlanta former president jimmy carter enjoying the action. you like this. molina with a drive to right. jason heyward fighting the sun, back to the wall and makes the catch! spectacular concentration. top of the sixth, former a, matt holliday, solo homer off of kris medlen. 4-2, cardinals. meltdown in the eighth. pete going out on this pop-up. holiday comes in. the ball drops they called the infield fly rule so the batter is automatically out. instead o
, on the rope, because of economies here in spain which lully saw new protests over the weekend. many governments unable to take politically unpopular steps. the brightest, though, according to the study is the u.s. economy. >>> well, it is a sign of the times, fewer people are sending greeting cards thanks to the internet. so hallmark is closing a factory that made a third of its cards. it says sales in greeting cards are off by one-sixth. it said the company is adopting new online technology just like its customers. >>> liam neeson action film single was tops at the box office this weekend doing twice twice the business, the take for "taken 2" was 50 million bucks. meanwhile, "hotel transylvania" checked in at $27 million and "pitch perfect at $17 million. >> even if you don't like the message, it needs to get out there about travesties around the globe. >>> when we come back, see a wedding party turn into one ugly mess. the camera was rolling as a drawn brawl turned deadly. >>> also, an important new clue this morning in a desperate search for a girl who disappeared simply trying t
. >> reporter: so far, the economy has dominated the campaign debate. but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticism about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was a chance to try to reverse the tide of romney's recent perceived missteps, including his initial response to the libya attack. the republican contender accused the president of passivity over partnership. >> i know the president hopes for a middle east aligned with us. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: the romney campaign was feeling good after its debate performance last week. and there's evidence he got a bounce. the president was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. between money events, the president attended a dedication to caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and mitt romney both in ohio today, the focus is likely to shift back to the economy. >> thank you, karen. >>> all of t
. >>> just ahead, double dose of good news for the economy. a look at latest numbers out today. >>> search for what caused deadly parking garage collapse and a worker who is still missing. >>> new information on what caused tragic death >>> good news for the economy. number of people filing for new unemployment claims has fallen to lowest level in 4 thank you years. 339,000 people applied for un-- 4 1/2 years. 2339,000 people applied the least since 2008. experts say the numbers suggest higher something strong enough to lower unemployment rate. >>> foreclosure filings hit five year low report released this morning shows foreclosures are down nationwide an average of almost 7% over last month and down 13% from a year ago. the report shows foreclosure properties are selling at higher prices 12% more on average. >>> searchers in miami expect the death toll to climb to four after massive parking collapse at a miami college a third person died hours after rescuers pulled him from the concrete. authorities expect to find a fourth body of a worker who has been missing since yesterday's collapse.
? >> reporter: they delivered stark differences on domestic and foreign policy, including how to fix the economy. >> we are going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own life. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after to president obama for his response to the attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terror attack. >> you are jeopardizing the program changing from a guaranteed ben >> reporter: more heated than the first presidential -- debate. biden often laughed at right ran's arguments. >> joe biden understood he had to do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> the president: i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder of him. >> reporter: they even shared a few laughs with >> i think the vice president knows that
debate performance to the improving economy. more on that from mark matthews. >> good morning. >> in san francisco, one sign of an improving economy, shoppers lined up around the block for the opening of a clothing store. >> i feel we have picked up. i don't know. i don't know for the rest of the country. >> the statistics show the rest of the country is improving. 114,000 new jobs added in september. revised numbers for july and august, 86,000 more jobs than originally reported, taking away a favorite line of mitt romney's stump speech. rom supporters are questioning the new labor numbers. >> i wouldn't put my mortgage numbers on these being correct. >> it's been climbing since the convention suggests that people feel more hopeful. >> it's a sign the economy is improving. >> it's stabilizing. >> reporter: he has been selling flowers on union square for 66 years. he is not a president obama but he does see what is happening on the street. >> the worst is over. >> for the president the new numbers shifted attention from the lackluster debate performance and on to a bit of positive news. >
political conversation. from president's lackluster showing to an improving economy. >> there is one sign of the economy, shoppers lined up for opening of a clothing store. >> i feel like we've picked up but i don't know for the rev of the country. >> labor department shows rest of the country is improving 114,000 new jobs and numbers show 86,000 than originally reported taking away a line of mitt romney's stump speech. >> we've had 43 months of unemployment above 8%. >> there are supporters questioning numbers. >> this fact that the rating has been climbing suggest people feel more hopeful. >> and that is a al selling flowers in union square. he is not a supporter of president obamas. >> worst is over. >> for the president new numbers shift away away from the lackluster debate and on to pus pos tiff news on what is the biggel biggest issue in this election. >> more people are getting jobs. >> there is a carpenter that says at least they're there. >> it's slowly going to come back. >> and there is the direction of the economy that drives voters. there will be one more report before electi
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and everything from taxes, the economy, to abortion, to libya. >>> also this half hour, from colorado, the fbi is asking the public for any help in finding the kidnapper of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, as police work to identify what is believed to be her body and not in one piece sadly. >> not the ending anyone wanted for the story. >>> this morning, new evidence the housing market is heating up there. homes getting snapped up in days. even the return of bidding wars. some positive economic news. >>> and later, whitney houston's daughter bobbi kristina with a bomb shelf announcen't about her engagement. her fiance is someone very close to home, extremely close to home. we're going to have it all coming up in "the skinny"." >> huh, bizarre story there. again, is it -- is it really what it is? or little promotion for the reality show that is coming out in a few days later this month. we'll let you decide that one. >>> but first, the one and only vice-presidential debate last night. joe biden, paul ryan walked out onto the stage. both ready to rumble. >> the two men snickered, s
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with messages about the economy and protests sometimes turned violent. abc 7 news is joining us live. >> good evening, you can see two dozen people turned out to mark the anniversary of a movement this is the way they've chosen to mark the anniversary of the occupy oakland movement. there is a year ago today they started camping out at frank ogowa plaza. the cents would come down, peaceful participants took a back seat to demonstrators and city hall and businesses were once again the target of pro testors breaking windows. some acknowledge there was a cause behind original movement. >> i hope people continue to speak about these things and not just forget when the new line up comes on. >> and i wish this message would be more peaceful. and this is my city. i love this city. and. >> this group started a year ago has not gone away but have lost some numbers, today they plan a birthday party here. >> there is a business that had been the target in the past are now boarding up windows and we can see police departments officers standing by and there is tents that went up became an eye sore to peop
to is, how are we going to grow an economy in which everybody gets a fair shot? and governor romney's prescription is that if we cut taxes by $5 trillion, skewed towards the wealthy, and we roll back regulations that i've put in place, that somehow, the economy is going to grow. and i fundamentally disagree with that. >> reporter: your supporters have been saying, this wasn't a bad night. he didn't show up. >> it just looked like, to me, he really didn't want to be there. his mind wasn't on it. he didn't want to engage. >> reporter: this is legendary democratic strategist james carville. >> well, as i've said, you know, there's no doubt that i can make a better case. which is why i'm so looking forward to tuesday. >> reporter: but again, why did it happen? al gore said, was it the altitude? >> you know, the -- i'm not going to speculate on that. >> reporter: no lesson learned from it? is that what you're going -- >> well, i do think one lesson learned is just to make sure that people understand how much is at stake and how deeply i care about it. >> reporter: but we asked the presid
for the economy. it's bad for jobs. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, danville, kentucky. >>> abc news is proud to play a special role in tonight's debate. abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, will serve as moderator. she checked out the stage in danville yesterday. we wish her good luck. >>> the main event tonight, beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern. join diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos, and our team for live coverage and analysis. >>> the romney campaign has agreed to stop mentioning the name of a navy s.e.a.l. killed in the consulate attack after his mother complained. romney had been telling voters of sharing a christmas dinner with the former s.e.a.l., glen dougherty, two or three years ago. but his mother called on romney to stop making his death, her words, part of his political agenda. >>> last month, the embassy attack in libya that killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. department officials say they rejected requests for increased security based on intelligence they had at the time. but a former officer complained his concerns were ignored.
difference on domestic and foreign policy. including how to fix the economy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: ryan went after president obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge that this was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: while biden challenged ryan's proposed changes to medicare. >> you are jeopardizing the program. you're changing the program from a guaranteed benefit. >> reporter: it was a more heated back and forth than the first presidential debate. and biden often laughed at ryan's arguments. >> joe biden understood, tonight, he had to go back out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> reporter: with the race still tight, both president obama and mitt romney, watched closely. >> i thought joe biden wa
on the economy by showcasing how the auto makers are doing. he said critics told him to just let detroit auto makers to go bankrupt and not intervene. he is telling people a few weeks before the election day that he made the right call saving america's jobs. >> we refuse to let them go bankrupt. i bet on their ingenuity and three years later the bet is paying off in a big way. today auto sales are the highest they have been in four years. gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created more than a quarter million new jobs right here in america. >>> the response said the obama administration has pushed regulations that make it difficult for businesses, saying the economy doesn't need more meddling, it needs more certainty. >>> the next presidential debate is tuesday from president obama and mitt romney meet at hofstra university in new york. this one will have a town hall format. abr7 will carry it live tuesday at 6:00 p.m.. >>> speaking of american jobs, today san jose city leaders hold the fifth annual youth job fair from 9:00 this morning until noon i
, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. >>> report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who see him as unfavorable. president obama's rating 55% compared to 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. >>> in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad plans to blow up a highly volatile case of ether discovered during a cleanup. katie marzullo joins us from calistoga, a safe distance away >> reporter: this is as close as they will let us get. if you look over my shou
's no easy answers. >> people need money. they need our economy to come up. but we need our way of life, also. >> reporter: drilling would bring in much-needed jobs. but steve says his community would always rely on life in the sea to survive. >> the ocean is our garden. the animals are our identity of a people. >> reporter: pretty peaceful down here. and down below, our exploration of the arctic's underwater garden continues. there is one final discovery. >> it could be a coral. that is potentially a very exciting find. and away we go. >> reporter: we make our way back to the surface for a closer look at the catch. first, a gargantuan starfish. >> probably weighs eight pounds. >> reporter: then, what hocevar is really excited about. >> this may be a soft coral. if so, this would be the first specimen of coral ever collected in the chukchi sea. >> reporter: environmentalists say these creatures may offer big insight into what's at stake. >> we're rushing ahead to allow drilling in the arctic. and we don't even know what's down there. >> reporter: greenpeace faces an uphill battle. shell has b
the fda. they say it shows they are on the right track. >>> the overall u.s. economy may be weak but where the beer index is concerned, we are the super power to beat. the beer index is the amount of time you have to spend on-the-job to afford to buy a beer. swiss bank surveyed hourly wages and average prices at liquor stores in 150 countries and found u.s. workers only need five minutes earnings to buy a beer. that equals 96 beers per eight hour workday or 480 beers on an average workweek. it takes the rest of the world 20 minutes to earn a beer. either we are very thirsty or we earn more than the rest of the world. >>> a lot of that hard work will be going down the drain with the a's game tonight, i'm sure -- >> i didn't know where you were going. >> yeah. next, we continue to follow breaking news in the east bay where fire crews are watching for flare-ups from a huge fire at a strip mall. amy hollyfield is live at the scene with the latest. >>> search for a man with a warrant for his arrest and his role in a speeding car accident that injured three people outside an antioch school. >>>
. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3 percent. that's slower than it grew last year and last year slower than the year before. with respect to that quote i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. always say what i mean. >> medicare biden turned to the camera spoke directly to seniors and here's what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely. >> it has never been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack kennedy. >> ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showed more emotion tonight and personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half million tweet. biden now
show world's recovery on the ropes because of economies -- brightest spot is the u.s. economy. california taking emergency steps to bring down its record gasoline prices. gas costs more there than anywhere nell the country. refineries have the greene light to switch to winter blend. fewer people are sending greeting cars thanks to the internet hallmark closing fact -- closing a fact >>> golden gate bridge looking fine, no worry for sprinkles today. mike has a change in forecast. sue looks at traffic coming up. >>> this morning congressional committee warning u.s. government agencies and private industry to avoid doing business with china's two leading tech firms. report warns that the companies pose major security threat to the united states. year long investigation found the companies are influenced by the chinese government and the telecommunications gear they sell may be compromised. the report to be released this morning vices recollection lay fors to block attempts by the -- two companies to expand in america. >>> cupertino-based apple not responding to conflicting report
growth rate of california economy by -- >>> some of us here this morning encounter wet commutes, some of us dry depending on where we were and when we came in. >> what is going to happen this morning? >>> here's where the rain is, out over the ocean here is where it is going out over the ocean moving from the coast. we have a lot of moisture hanging in the air sprinkle or two still possible even fog could form over the next couple of hours and residual moisture from the showers that were less than a -- that were very light overnight. parent low to the south, satellite lows small areas of lift in the atmosphere that could create another stray shower this afternoon. sprinkles through 7:00, 50s, sunny pockets develop by noon sunshine will help destabilize the atmosphere, we could have another chance of storms. best chance to the south, with a stray shower one or two may meander into any area. looks like you need a coat the entire day along the coast where you stay in the 50s. mid 60s to 70 from noon to 4:00 inland. tomorrow cold front draws near another chance of showers front will head
on the economy by showcasing how the automakers are doing. he said critics told him to just let detroit automakers to go bankrupt and not intervene. he is telling people a few weeks before the election day that he made the right call saving america's jobs. >> we refuse to let them go bankrupt. i bet on american workers and american ingenuity, and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. today all toe sales are the highest they have been in more than four years. gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry has created more than a quarter million new jobs right here in america. >> the republican response said the obama administration has pushed regulations that make it difficult for businesses, saying the economy doesn't need more meddling, it needs more certainty. >>> the next presidential debate is tuesday when president obama and mitt romney meet at hofstra university in new york. this one will have a town hall format. abc7 will carry it live tuesday at 6:00 p.m.. >>> speaking of american jobs, today san jose city leaders hold the fifth annu
is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the campaign debate, but the romney campaign tried to seize on questions and criticisms about the president's handling of last month's attack in libya. it was also a chance to try to reverse the tide after some of romney's perceived missteps including initial response to the libya attack. the republican contender accused the president of passivity over partnership. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, more prosperous middle east allied with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: the romney campaign was feeling good after his debate performance last week, and there's evidence he got a bounce. the president was stumping for cash, not votes. he continued his california fund-raising swing, which is expected to bring in $10 million over two days. in between money events the president attended a dedication at caesar chavez national monument. >> our world is a better place because caesar chavez decided to change it. >> reporter: with president obama and
and supporters saying it will only help food from local economy. and can you live on minimum wage? >> no. i've got a son. i try to support him. $8 ain't cutting it justin stands on street corners three hours per day to drum up business for a pizza rea. he makes $168 a week. if this passes it will take a 25% jump to $10 an hour, helping pay for rent and food opponents warn employers may cut hours or eliminate jobs. this economist was hired to analyze the pro pose wral by the san jose, silicon valley chamber of commerce saying small businesses will be impacted most. >> there are folk that's will have to scale back operations and it's noted that means fewer jobs for the workers. >> supporters have been poring over studies claiming there are benefits for small and medium businesses when paying higher than minimum wage. >> there is a reduced turnover, they look for another job, meaning companies have to continue to recruit ask train. >> measure d lined up agencies on one side against business owners and mayor on another. and this city says auditing businesses will cost $600,000 a year. and there
for in a tight economy. >> also, mitt romney sharpens tacks on the president. he delivers a major foreign policy address today. >> decision day is near for suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. stay with us. the news at 6:00 continues here in just a moment. have you heard of the new dialing procedure for the 408 and 669 area codes? no, what is it? starting october 20, 2012, if you have a 408 or 669 number, you'll need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number for all calls. o.k., but what if i have an 408 number and i'm calling a 408 number? you'll still need to dial 1 plus the area code plus the phone number. so when in doubt, dial it out! >>> good evening, san jose could join san francisco in having the second highest minimum wage in the country. san jose voters will decide whether theyht wantçó to raise their minimum wage by $2 an hour, now, abc 7 is live to explain how that fightç heated up today. >> you can see how popular street food is this evening. we're at the blossom hill bpa station, food trucks have converged to serve hungry customers but soon they can be impac
. >> the visit brought out supporters of mitt romney who came to criticize the president handling of the economy. if [ yelling] [ yelling]. >>reporter: today the republican presidential nominee attended a rainy campaign rally in the ballots ground state of virginia offering his own harsh words on the president spending record. >> he would tip to spend a trillion i don't know dollars more than we take in every year. in my have you that's immoral and wrong. if i'm president ought united states i will cut federal spending cap it and finally get us on track to balanced budget. >> romney campaign has been reenergize following his strong debate performance last week. the poll are narrowing. president obama has now just a slight lead over his opponent with 4 week to go until election day. tightening poll are putting more pressure on the thursday vice president debate between ryan and biden. you can watch it here on thursday starting at 6:00 o'clock. >>> you might feel it. there is a change in the air. sandy is here with the first look at the forecast. sandy. >> yes. that change may include the
national security threats the economy plans to turn over evidence to the fbi for an investigation. we're learning that cisco ended its relationship with bp over concerns it may be selling u.s. parts to irean, however they're going quietly. the companies are both deny wrong doing and saying the report was rigged. the chinese government is getting into the fray calling it groundless and warning that the move could undermine cooperation between the united states and china. a lot of tech titans have chosen to make san francisco their home and now, a few of them appearing in a new video urging stoit fix the long lines and for other problems take a listen. >> san francisco is the innovation capitol of the world and of this, and this and this. and this and this would with awesome to use technology to fix the problems they face every day. let's give it a shot. >> this includes twitter co-founder and air b and bceo and some other folks. they urge the city to fix problems of lack of wifi hot spots and making it easier to get a bus or a cab and this is to promotes his sf.city campaign, one of th
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. it will determine nate benefits resolving a liability. it's going to provide a unsecured claim to the economy. the deal subject to court approval. apple trying to reduce the amount of iphones being shipped with scratchers by cracking down on quality control. and this is also looking like it's moving off for just a moment in times you counter bid for metro pcs. saying because the time to analyze the planned combination. saying they may have had three months to bid before investors vote on a deal. it's a down day for markets. and there is shares of apple and google pulling it higher, and groupon began offering an app letting merchants track purchases it's part of a push to makeup for a slowing growth. monthly subdescriptions called bread crumb starts at $99. and at your bloomberg studios back to you. >> thank you. >> there are several airlines beginning a winter air fare war. there is the sale running just 72 hours, virgin airlines has one way prices for as low as $65, none of the sales are going to be valid for holiday travel. experts say carries are average $24 higher than last year. >> where
direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3 percent. that's slower than it grew last year and last year slower than the year before. with respect to that quote i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. always say what i mean. >> medicare biden turned to the camera spoke directly to seniors and here's what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely. >> it has never been didn't before. >> robbed reagan. >> now you are jack kennedy. >>onald reagan. ronald reagan. >> plenty of heat. biden showedt and more emotion tonighd personality but i think who you believe won the debate? probably depend on your political point of view unless you include abc martha. she was clearly the best moderator so far. fichlt thanks. social media came alive tonight as well as the two candidates duke it out. twitter says the debate generated 3 and half mil
to jobs and the economy, he doesn't really have anything to add to what he's been doing over the last four years. i don't think we could afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: even though there is less than a month to election day, both candidates are doing more than just pressing the flesh. they're still raising money. tonight in los angeles mr. obama will be joined by bill clinton at a fund-raiser, and the president continues to shatter records. he's nearly doubled the number of fund-raisers george bush held and has dwarfed his other predecessors. it's paid off. last month a new fund-raising record, $181 million in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the
the sticky deposits that clog brains. >>> overall u.s. economy may be weak but where the beer index is concerned, we are still the super power. the beer index is the amount of time you have to spend on-the-job to afford a brew. swiss bank surveyed hourly wages and prices at liquor stores in 150 countries and found that u.s. workers only need five minutes of earnings to buy a beer. or 96 beers per eight hour workday or 480 beers over 40 hours. on average, it takes the rest of the world 20 minutes to earn a beer either we are well paid or real thirst day. >> now we need to do the latte index. >>> [ unintelligible ] next complete list of models affected. >>> huge flames rip through a union city strip mall. firefighters had n
intensity and extensive knowledge of the federal budget and economy. both say they've been studying each other. >> frankly, studying up on congressman ryan's position on the issues. >> he's been on this big stage many times so that's new for me i'm studying the issues i know how he will attack us. >> reporter: this debate follows last week's first presidential debate in which most agree president obama tanked. the president himself said after he had a bad day many tonight's debate is being held in danville, kentucky watch it live right here on abc 7 starting at 6:00 tonight. biden's face off with sarah palin four years ago was the most watched vice presidential debate in history. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 6:36. >> traffic and weather together are next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside now, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast and we'll check in with sue hall in the traffic center. >>> you know it, it is bay area baseball fan frenzy right now. the deciding games taking place today for the a's and giants. . >>> welcome back. 2600 feet up on mount tamalpais mu
said weak demand across product lines due to broader economy. shares fell in after hours trading and amd results third-quarter results next week, google is reportedly expanding new york city offices. the search engine is poised to lease 94,000 more square feet of space over in chelsea market area across the street from google's current manhattan headquarters where it occupies 650,000 square feet. we've learned coca-cola is in talks to invest about $10 million in music streaming service spotify after coke reached a deal to add spotify to its marketing since april. they've been facing more competition from rivals like rdo. markets let's take a look at stocks barely budthing today. the s and d managed to eek up, jobless claims slid to a four-year low. your bloomberg silicon valley index closed lower, shares of apple and cisco krifing that down. you talked about this just a moment ago. how would you like snow white to greet your kids by their first name? disney asked for permission to use electronic wrist bands that track customers activity at its parks. this comes as disney is tryin
and foreign policy, including how to fix the economy. >> it is about time they take some responsibility here it instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest among us to contribute to bring back the middle class, they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class, we are going to level the playing field. >> did they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely but we going in the wrong direction. >> when ryan mentioned jack kennedy lowered tax rates biden fired back saying now you're jack kennedy? >>> twitter says the debate generated 3 1/2 million tweets. biden's kennedy line generated 58,000 tweets a minute the most tweeted remark. overall the debate didn't create nearly as much traffic as the presidential debates, 10.3 million tweets. >> next debate, next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney meet at hofstra university in new york. it will be the second debate. this one will be in a town hall meeting format. abc 7 will carry it live starting at 6:00 in the evening. >>> a's fans thanking their team for a fantastic season. the comeback team that
delivered stark differences on domestic and foreign policy, including how to fix the economy. >> it is about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest among us to contribute to bring back the middle class, they should be signing a saying to the middle class we are going to level the playing field. >> did they inherit a tough situation? absolutely. but we are going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. >> at one point ryan mentioned jack kennedy lowered tax rates and biden quickly fired back "so now you're jack kennedy?" generated 50,000 tweets per minute. president obama and mitt romney meet next tuesday at hofstra university in new york this will be in a found hall format. abc 7 will carry it live. >>> traffic and weather together, next on abc7 morning news. live look outside now this is the embarcadero where you can see the shiney roads still a little slick. meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast. we'll check in with sue hall who is tracking muni metro lines not running now due to huge restaurant
other liars. and there was this exchange on the economy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own life. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> so many exchanges like that one. analysts say biden's aggressiveness will likely rally democrats. while ryan's calm, reassuring manner will likely appeal to swing voters. >>> congressional debate in los angeles got physical. congressman brad sherman, grabbing his opponent. at one point, actually shouting, do you want to get into this? right there. they got so close to each other. a sheriff's deputy had to step in and break things up. >>> and there are new calls for a criminal investigation into the massachusetts pharmacy blamed for the nationwide meningitis outbreak. 14 people have now died in 11 states. the outbreak has been traced to tainted steroid shots. regulators said they were powerless to improve conditions at the
. not on the economy, which is improving. but rather, the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three other americans. >> he is doubling down on denial. when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. >> reporter: romney was referring to the debate. one of the first questions from abc's martha raddatz. asking joe biden why there wasn't more security in benghazi, libya. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: who is the we in that statement? just the white house, says the president's spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton, went before cameras to try and explain. >> to this day, we do not have a complete picture. >> reporter: the romney's team move, part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power to sway that group. this morning, releasing an ad narra
, not on the economy which is improving, but rather the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya which resulted in in the death of ambassador and three other americans. >> it's no denial when the vice president of the united states directly contradicts the testimony, sworn testimony of state department officials, american citizens have a right to know what is going on. >> romney was referring to the debate, one of the first questions from martha, asking why there wasn't more security. >> we were told, but we didn't know that. >> who is the we in that statement? just the white house says a president spokesman. this story has such a big chance of spinning out of control, that secretary of state clinton tried to explain. >> to this day we don't have a complete picture. >> there was part of a search for undecided voters. team obama is doubling down on star power. releasing an ad narrated by morgan freeman this week, former president bill clinton and bruce springsteen with will be stumping. he will be on the daily show, his sixth appearance. performance really matters comes next tuesday, second pres
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